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Bournemouth Day Nursery and Pre-School
Our wonderful nursery is a warm and welcoming environment where our staff are passionate about creating awe and wonder in every moment!
Call us for a chat - 01202 522354
Looking for a FUNDED NURSERY PLACE?
£2.50 per session and no registration fee! Find out more here.
- Kindred Bournemouth (formerly known as Little Hens) is located in a lovely converted church setting with a large outdoor area.
- We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from 3 months up to 5 years.
- We are open from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
- We offer funded places for three year olds and qualifying two year olds. Contact our manager, Alex, to find out more.
"I was a very anxious first time parent leaving my daughter at nursery for the first time. The whole Kindred Bournemouth team were fantastic in updating me on how she was and provided a very thorough tour and induction programme. Since returning to nursery after lockdown I was again very anxious, but it was like my daughter had never been away, she's in a bubble with her key worker and getting updates throughout the day via the app put me at ease."
"My son (three) and daughter (four) have been attending Kindred for eight months and they absolutely love it. The way that they returned to nursery so willingly after ten weeks off during lockdown, is a testament to the excellent staff members there and the range of activities they do with the kids every day."
"Kindred is a very good nursery. The way they have dealt with the pandemic has been great. They are doing their best to avoid any infection and get children returning to nursery. My son has been going for about two and a half years and really enjoys it and I intend to send his little sister soon. Well done and thank you to the Kindred team."
"Kindred Nursery has been brilliant, my daughter has been with them for 6 months and has come on loads, she has become more confident. They have taught her to eat lovely and the chef at the nursery offers an amazing menu."
'They have handled the pandemic brilliantly and always have the children's best interests at heart. Communication is great and they have an app where they manage everything from nap times to observations complete with pictures. I get updates on this throughout the day which is lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery to other parents.'
Meet Our Bournemouth Day Nursery Staff
After our passion, what is the next most important thing you should know about us?
That’s easy: our incredible staff! Pure and simple. They are the heart of our family and what makes us unique. Our inspiring and passionate staff are the reason we hold the coveted ‘Top 20 Nursery Group 2018’ award and, year after year, are recognised in the prestigious NMT Nursery Awards.
Dedicated to being the best that a family could ask for, our nursery staff are constantly developing themselves through our training programme run by childcare and EYFS experts to gain the best information on child care. It is not just our little ones who are the passionate lifelong learners here at Kindred! Giving your child a place to play and learn away from home.
Senior Nursery Manager
I have been in childcare for over 15 years in a variety of settings including schools, a Children’s Centre and nurseries. I managed a local Pre-School for 4 years and really enjoy the day to day interactions with families. I hold a degree in Sports Development and Education Studies, a Level 3 in Childcare and an Early Years Professional Status. In my time at a local Children’s Centre, I was part of a team that were given a national award for our ‘Communication Friendly Spaces’. A few of my ideas were also pictured and published in books by Elizabeth Jarman.
I joined the team here in Bournemouth back in 2010 as the Nursery Operations/Finance Manager after 23 years at Marks and Spencer. For 10 of those years I was a Section Manager holding a PLH, a certified DPS HACCP, a Fire Marshall and gained a background in finance and compliance.
I’ve ben married almost 40 years now, have 2 married daughters and 4 fabulous grandchildren - who are our world!
Training courses within childcare have further extended new and necessary knowledge within this sector, and it has taught me “you’re never too old to learn and every day is a school day”!
I completed my Diploma in Nursery Nursing in 1996 and started my journey in childcare in 1998. I have worked here at Kindred Bournemouth since February 2010 and have loved every minute!
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Monday to Friday, from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
Open during the whole year except for bank holidays and during one week for Christmas.